May we, this day, find our gratitude for the diversity we encounter everywhere. A change in the weather; a new neighbor; a fresh project; a different view. Even when we have an opposing opinion or challenged emotion, the differences we find daily serve to keep us engaged, provoking thought, and encouraging action. And if there is anything that unites us all, it is our diversity: we are all unique and unrepeatable manifestations of God. So viva la difference! For contrasts both subtle and great, we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.